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Santa Uses Attivio for Big Data Challenges, Says Attivio

by Angela Guess Sharing some holiday cheer and promoting their Big Data products at the same time, Attivio recently shared some “news” from the North Pole: “Frustrated by a lack of insight and integration from elves on the shelves worldwide, Santa has deployed the Active Intelligence Engine® from Attivio to better understand children’s behavior and…

Infochimps Releases Enterprise Cloud

by Angela Guess Alex Williams of TechCrunch reports, “Infochimps Enterprise Cloud is the kind of service you won’t see any time soon from an enterprise behemoth like Oracle or most of the enterprise big boys. Why? Because it’s self service. You don’t need three weeks of training and a background in programming, analytics, and computer science…

Size (Alone) Doesn’t Matter

by Angela Guess John De Goes, CEO of Precog, recently wrote an article for TechCrunch discussing how to get the most value from Big Data. He writes, “These days, you don’t have to look hard to find big data. Even a little startup can produce gigabytes a day, and a company the size of Instagram…

2012: A Year of Big Data

by Angela Guess Brian Heaton of GovTech recently looked back at 2012, specifically focusing on Big Data developments over the last year. Heaton begins, “From GIS to predictive policing, data streams are being used increasingly to provide better services to communities. Government and law enforcement agencies ramped up their use of big data this year…

Case Study: A Failure of Data Management at Sears

by Angela Guess Thomas Kase of Spend Matters recently shared we he sees as a failure of Master Data Management at Sears. Kase writes, “Procurement can get isolated. It can report to various internal clients and be measured against arbitrary KPIs. Even price reduction achievements are arbitrary if you don’t implement them or if the…

Preventing the Flu with Big Data

by Angela Guess Julie Bort of Business Insider reports, “If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a million times: Get a flu shot. But how come that works? There are countless strains of flu, so unlike vaccines for childhood illnesses, you have to get a flu shot every year. Once is not enough. It…

Couchbase Steps Up Its NoSQL Solution

by Angela Guess Doug Henschen of InformationWeek recently reported that Couchbase has announced “the general availability of Couchbase Server 2.0, a significant upgrade aimed at bringing document-handling capabilities to a popular NoSQL database. Couchbase is an open-source, key value store database used mostly by Internet companies and gaming firms for its rapid scalability, reliability and…

Dell Unveils its Private Cloud

by Angela Guess Mark Hachman of Slashdot reports, “Michael Dell, CEO of his eponymous company, used his keynote at this year’s Dell World conference in Austin, Texas to unveil a technical preview of its private cloud. Other announcements included a partnership with FireEye, over secure customer services, and improvements to support structure such as SupportAssist…

Costanoa Has $100M for Big Data & Cloud Startups

by Angela Guess Barb Darrow of GigaOM reports, “Greg Sands sees a lack of good funding sources for very young enterprise-focused cloud and ‘applied big data’ companies. That why Sands, a former partner with Sutter Hill Ventures, founded Costanoa Venture Capital with $100 million to provide seed and Series A funding for such startups. There weren’t enough…

Data-Centric Advertising

by Angela Guess Jeff Sporn of iMedia Connection reports, “Online advertising has shifted toward a data-centric ecosystem, where an increasing number of consumer purchases are influenced by advertisements leveraging data from outside parties. This data can make connections that otherwise may be unexpected and significant – say, that drivers of one specific automobile type are…